Governing Council

The Governing Council is the governing body of ACA. Consisting of ACA’s elected and appointed officers as well as elected representatives from ACA’s 19 divisions and four geographic regions, the Governing Council has the fiduciary duty to protect the organization's resources and ensure that it is well positioned to meet its strategic goals and address issues that face the counseling profession. Below is a complete roster of the current 2018-2019 Governing Council.

Find out more about the 2018-2021 ACA Strategic Mission and Vision.

Governing Council -- July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019


*Executive Committee Member

President, ACA – 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
*Simone Lambert

President-elect, ACA – 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
*Heather Trepal

Past President, ACA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
*Gerard Lawson

Treasurer, ACA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
*Thelma Duffey

Parliamentarian, ACA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
*Judy Daniels

ACA CEO
*Richard Yep

Representative, AARC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
*Donna Gibson

Representative, AADA -- 7/1/15 - 6/30/19
Suzanne Degges-White

Representative, ACAC – 3/1/16 - 6/30/19
*Elsa Soto Leggett

Representative, ACC -- 7/1/13 - 6/30/19
Shane Haberstroh

Representative, ACCA -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/19
Monica Osburn

Representative, ACES -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/19
Marty Jencius

Representative, AHC -- 7/1/17 - 6/30/20
Mark Scholl

Representative, ALGBTIC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Jane Rheineck

Representative, AMCD -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado

Representative, AMHCA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
H. Gray Otis

Representative, ARCA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
*Paige Dunlap

Representative, ASERVIC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Elizabeth O’Brien

Representative, ASGW – 7/1/17 - 6/30/20
Jonathan Orr

Representative, CSJ -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Edil Torres Rivera

Representative, IAAOC -- 7/1/17 - 6/30/20
Leigh Falls Holman

Representative, IAMFC -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21
Paul Peluso

Representative, MGCA-- 7/1/16 - 6/30/19
Lynna Meadows Morton

Representative, NCDA -- 7/1/17- 6/30/20
Lisa Severy

Representative, NECA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/21 
Seneka Arrington

Representative, Midwest Region -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/19
*Michele Kerulis

Representative, North Atlantic Region -- 7/1/16 - 6/30/19
Summer Reiner

Representative, Southern Region -- 7/1/14 - 6/30/20
Melanie J. Drake Wallace

Representative, Western Region -- 7/1/18- 6/30/21
Elizabeth Forsyth

Student Representative -- 9/1/17 - 6/30/19
Stacey A. Litam

Process Observer, ACA -- 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
*Niloufer Merchant

Governance Resources


ACA Articles of Incorporation and Amendments
ACA Articles of Incorporation - August 1952 

ACA Bylaws
Bylaws - March 2015

ACA Policies Manual
Policy Manual - April 2018

ACA Code of Ethics

2014 ACA Code of Ethics

Code of Leadership Conduct

ACA Code of Leadership Conduct

Past Meeting Minutes
APGA/AACD/ACA Governance Meeting Minutes

Governing Council Motions
Governing Council Motions - 2003 - Present (April 2018)

IRS Form 1023, Exemption Application

IRS Tax Exemption Letter for ACA

IRS Tax Exemption Letter for ACA Group (ACA divisions that are listed)

IRS Form 990 - ACA 2016 Public Version